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Cn September 11, 1957* a- confidential source advised 
that MAX WEISS had stated the Communist Party (CP) in New 
York State would set up a Marxist institute which will i 

teach a "US” .version of Marxism. This institute would i 

be intended primarily for young people and will also be 
available to "People who can*t come into the Party and the 
fringe groups." , The informant stated that WEISS had 
advised^ that he (WEISS) would be In charge of this 
institute and in tie organization of it* The informant 
stated that WEISS had sin ced that the progra •' of this 
institute would be "important and well thought out." 

011 Au & ust ^ 1958 , another confidential source 
advised that the classes began in October, 1957, at Academy 
Hall, o53 Broadway, New York City, With the beginning of 
the second series of classes In January, 1958 , the classes 
were held at Adelphi Hall, J'4 5th Avenue, New York City. 

These classes have also included the Sunday Evening Forums, / ) 
all of which have been administrated by HAROLD COLLINS 
The classes have always been referred to by the various 
Instructors as "the School" or as "classes on Marxist theory" 
and no formal name has ever been applied to the school. 

_ . , , The schedule of classes for the 1958 Fall Term 

listed the school as Faculty of Social Science, 80 East / 

11th Street, New York City, with HERBERT APTHEKER as its 
Director. j 

HERBERT APTHEXER testified on July 14, 1954, in 
the case US versus KUZMA, ET AL (smith Act), United States 
District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He ! 

testified that he was, at that time, a member of the CP ! 

and that he . had been a member of the CP since 1939. He j 

also testified that he had never been an officer in the I 

CP, however, he had offered his services as a CP teacher. 

He testified further that he had taught classes in 
American History and theory of Marxism-Leninism under CP 
auspices, and that all his writings since 1939 or 1940 
had been consciously guided by what he thought was "light 
of Marxism-Leninism." 





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FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE CONT ! D 


adu ,, Pf3 .. ?? 1953, another confidential source 

capaci^in^*^ 0 l ras actin S in an educational 

at P ,r»i5 fch ; N ? w , yorfc State CP and as an instructor 
at a CP caare training school. 

The "DAILY V/OHKER" for April 5 Tocg __ u 

DirS’ro 1 ’ ? 6ferS t0 f '“ X VJEISS as "National Educational 
Director, Communist Party.” 1 i 

of the £? bas been designated by the Attorney General 

otaces pursuant to Executive Order 10450. 








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INDEPENDENT-SOCIALIST PALYY (ISP) 





that the ~nf?2 fiden £ 1 f; 1 inforraant advised on June 18, 1953. 
-net the platform of tne Independent-Socialist Partv (iSPl 
w_s in^roauced and accepted by the ISP during organizing: 
conferences held on June 13-15, 1958, in N°w York citv 
Tne source stated the ISP platform was »ne which everv' 

and was°an SJp S nlitfo 5t /,orkeTB Part y (SWP) could support 
ana was an S/7P platform m every respect. 

iqro tho f n ? th ? : T confidential source advised on October 7 

control?^ k" ° plnion the ISP was dominated and 

es”ablishLn- rS* SW and ? ad as its ultimate aim the 
u blishmeru of a national labor party. Th - ’ s source 

t^ cfmn^ d the M° ?e ° f the SWP leadership was that 
tine IS? campaign xn New York City would develon into » 

laDor party which eventually would become a national 
labor party in the United States. national 

= Prom its inception, the ISP has, in numerous 
puoiic source material, been designated by several 
vaiictions o. its name, the most frequently used beinn-- 

Election 6 ^ ^ ooialist Party, United Independent Socialist 
f r 3 ^ on Oomerence, United Independent Socialist Parcv 

Cam^ign 0 co^t S tee! rfcy the United Inda P^ d «nt Socialist 

Broadway/^w^o^ty! 3 ° f the I3P are located at 799 / 


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international publishers 

by Alexander Trachtenberg? 1 * t ^ Party * 3 Publishing house, 1 headed 

Party in the'n^iVl!^?^ 1 P ubl i shln 3 h0 «*e of the Communist 
. United States, 1 and a mediua throtuch whi<?h i * Y f ori 

sive Soviet propaganda is subsidized in the toiled States * 

(Special Committee on Un-American Activities 
Annual Reports, House Report 1476, January 3, 1940* d 8 
St *°^ e un eP ° r n 2277, June 25, 1942, p. 18? also P J 

V!? Rep0rt 1311 ° n the 010 Political 
Action Committee, March 29, 1944, p. 76.) / 

house. 1 ” 3 ’ ' omclal American Communist Party publishing 

"(Committee on Un-Araerican Activities hohra 
R eport 1920 on the Communist Party of the United 
States as an advocate of overthrow of Government 
by force and violence. May 11, 1948, p. 80 )" 


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The "Guide to Subversive Organizations and 
Publications, " revised and published as cf January*2, 
1957, prepared and released by the Committee #n 
Un-American Activities, United States House of 
Representatives, Washington, D.C. , contains the following 
concerning the "National Guardian": 




"National Guardian / ( 

'*!• | Established by the American Labor Party 

in 1947 as‘’a "progressive" weekly. * * * 
Although it denies having any affiliation { 

with the Communist Party, it has ( 

manifested itself from the beginning 
as a virtual official propaganda arm ef 
Soviet Russia. 1 

(Committee en Un-American Activities, j 

Report, ’Trial by Treason: The National / 

Committee to Secure Justice for the ; 

Rosenber^s and Morton Sobell,’ August 25, 

1956, p. 12)" • 







APPENDIX 




HEW WORLD REVIEW 



The "Guide To Subversive Organizations and 
Publications,” revised and published as of January 2, 1957, 
reflects the following concerning New World Review: 


"1. Cited as an organization specializing 
In pro-Soviet propaganda. It was formerly known as Soviet 
Russia Today, 


"(Internal Security Subcommittee of the 
Senate Judiciary Committee, Handbook for Americans 
S. Doc. 117, April 23, 1956, p. 90.)" 






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A v.-?skly newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party. 


j The Socialist 
by thw ru.uC.iity General 
Executive Order 10450. 


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Information which Indicated that HELEN ALFRED was then listed 
?L D i re0t °L Of Pea ? e Publications Fund, which was located at 
*“®^aame£ddress given for Peace Publications In Mew York 

weeklv 

”The Worker, an East Coast Communis t/newspaper. 

??i?TA2 b !fti^ 1957, carried on lts aasthead the name 
HELEN LILLIAN ALFRED as one of the owners of Publishers 

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The "Guide To Subversive Organizations and 
Publicafibns, w revised and published as of January 2, 

1957# 4?efiects the following concerning World Peaee Council: 

"1. Cited as having been formed at the conclusion 
of the Second World Peace Congress in Warsaw and which was 
heralded by the Moscow radio as *the expression of the 
determination of the peoples to take into their own hands the 
struggle for peace . 1 

"(Committee on Un-American Activities, House 
Report 378 on the Communist *Peace* Offensive, 

April 25, 1951* originally released April 1, 1951 , 



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^; s# following DU BOIS f s return. Most recent 
inf omat ion reflects that DU BOIS will return to the U.S. 

ReBulet under the above caption advised that thp 
Bureau was interested in the plans of the CP on the Presentation 
of the Lenin Peace Prize to DU BOIS and set forth infractions 

and < he ?u reau promptly of the CP's plans in this regL-d 

and to advise the Bureau in advance regarding the date and E 
place of the presentation ceremonies JU yi 

that 

OIS prefers to have presentation ceremonies in September 

unt?T I m e inTo S t J? is lnformat ion the CP has decided to P wait 
JP** 1 DU B0IS returns to the United States in order that 
JPff ®? nava a discussion with him before completing 

irK ei nr. P J anS for the Presentation of the Lenin Peace Prize 
The CP has also mentioned making plans to have a receDtion 

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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

DATE: 7/8/59 


trou : SAC. N3W YORK) 


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2K 1A * ED ’" ARD SraOHARDT DU BOIS, aka 


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It is recommended that a Security 
Index Card be prepared on the 
above - captioned individual. 



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captioned individual should be 
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Socialist Workers Party 


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Provda * article by William Du Bols 


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position of Negroes or persons of V 
aves were liberated In 1863 and lot 
They also hear about vide sp: 
continue their struggle for e 
newspaper reports, these have been 
on allowing Negroes to attend 
various colours of skin and of various 
i , have often convinced the Euroi 

citizens; by way of conJ 

and even holders of the Nobel prize 
Presence in the USA of a degree of 2 
What la the truth? - Europeans as 


ana political equality, 
violence. The Negroes 
one was to believe 
the Supreme Court decisi 

inhabitants of t 

of former Black slaves 
complete equality with White 
coloured statesmen 
have revealed the 
civilised country, 


lshed iA h :^TLT d rr real \ t7 1 ln b0th 0i ” es ‘ HesT0 Elaver y has been 
In arc still iV B • at least 5.000,000 OS Inhabitants of Negro 

l ar J n ' 1 "': lT lng ln majority of US Negroes can 

, 0f the “ are “ * et illiterate. They are being pushed 

■d of Lit 1 l POVerty ** «* «y»tem of private capitalism and” rail 

; ^ tTS.” 1 "* In fact - the hish — - ^ - « 

p ai_y paid by the money underpaid to Negro workers n»c<. 


For a long time the leading TUs d 
after the crisis ln the thirties the majori 
should be noted that these Negroes are unde: 

SUMMARY OF WORLD BROADCASTS” 

Part I 

Weekly Supplement No. 11 / D & ^ ^ 

6/26/59 t 

Re: WILLIAM DU BOIS 

SECURITY MATTER - C 
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end, essentially, constitute e part of capitalist organisations. Since the US 
Sore rumen t established its control carer the Issue of passports for travelling abroBd 
this control has been used for preventing those Negroes from travelling Abroad vho 
erltlclae the racialist system in tha USA, Thus, for example, Fsul lobes on was 
^deprived of hi« passport for seven years, ’ Z also waa refused a passport, although 
.Ttegroea who favourably described America or leapt silent about the raelal situation 
„>£n the USA could get passports. 


countries and discrimination against the coloured population st home, This led 
the attempts to Introduce reforma in the system of public primary schools, Inde] 
schools for Hegroes , which achieved certain successes t han ks to the efforts of tl 
Kegroes themselves and to the aid of White philanthropists were formed. But as 
general education embraced ever wider strata of negroes and as charity worsened, 
position of the Negro schools became worse. The States were unable to support 
parallel system of schools for Whites end negroes. The only solution was to cr 
a single school system embracing all races. Such an Interpretation of the Cons 
was supported by the Supreme Court, However, the majority of former slave-owni: 
Southern States opposed this. Their attitude has led to such incidents as in L 
Rock. 


This problem has still to be solved if one Is to eliminate the last 
vestiges of slavery, at leest In education. It represents only s part of more 
serious problems, which are not only of a racial character. The matter concerns, 
first of all, the problems of labour and wages. The US Hegroes need socialism. 

They need something similar to what is possessed by the national minorities In the 
Soviet Union: the opportunity to develop their own national culture, preserving 
their historic traditions, and to develop their art and culture. Only in this way 
will it be possible to preserve the originality of their music and dances and the rest 
of this cultural heritage. Furthermore, the Negroes should have employment according 
to their abilities and receive wages according to their needs. This is the aim of 
communism, but the Negroes do not know about it. The leaders of the Negro people 
make a serious mistake and often force them to support the "witch-hunting campaigns 



directed against communism. 

If the American Negroes and all other Americans of all colours of skin could 
take Into consideration everything that is today happening in the world, if they could 
study the history of Russia and China, If they could acquaint themselves with the 
teaching of Marx and Lenin, they would support socialism. However, at present the 
US primary schools do not teach this. The US colleges pay little attention to these 
subjects. Socialism Is presented as a failure, and communism as a crime. 

This, however, cannot lost for ever. Despite various obstacles, the 
number of literate Negroes Is Increasing, Thanks to the aid rendered by their 
White friends, the effectiveness of Negro organisations is growing. One day the 
Negroes will attain complete liberation not only from slave labour, but also from 
wage slavery and from racial hatred. 

The Negroes have already made their contribution to history. They helped 
the USA In the liberation from the yoke of ■ the British Empire. Five million 


i Negroes fought for the abolition of slavery In the USA, and Abraham Lincoln 

, emphasised that without their aid the North would have been unable to achieve victory 

l In the Civil War In 1861-1864. American literature has been oreated mainly by 

2 Negroes, either by Hegro writers of Negro heroes In literary works. Art is to a 

great extent of Negro origin. American science Is irredeemably Indebted to Benjamin 
& . (?Domlcker),.lTJ°bn Mesteliger) and Ernst Just. Had Hegro children been able In the 

' post 25 yearB to have the same education as Soviet children, all human values would 


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Office Memoru.. dum 

DIRECTOR, FBI (100-99729) 
SAC, NEW YORK IHKHB 


UNITED SI 


VERNMENT 


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PRIZE^TO m. W. e.'b.Coj BO 

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The 6/28/59 Issue of "The Wo 
contained atn article by WILLIAM L. PAT 
Horae Dr . DU BOIS", which stated in the 
We shall be present when you are awar 


page 16, column 4, 

, captioned "Welcome 
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'September $4, 1959 
VIA LIAISON 


Ky dear Hr. Hagsrty: 

_ . „ .H??? Bureau has received information that Dr. 

and Mrs. William B. B. DuBois of Hew York City will attend 
the reception at the Soviet Embassy in Washington this 

+ 1 * iS B° ssible that the Soviet Government may 
consider this a suitable time to make a public award to 

♦hio^ 113018 °£u thQ 1959 Lenin Peace Prize he won in May of 
this year. This conjecture is strengthened by the fact 

***** ^2?°^ ° f * ho t^dtviduals awarded a Lenin Prize' was 
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Furthermore, the Inter- 
national Lenin Peace Prize Committee was h. — 


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International Lenin Pence Prisa r-'--- m > 

3kobeltsyn < **» Mu»o«incing the prize * 
winners, stated concerning PuBois that he "is 

S?,^.‘L""v , ?r lnstt * «^S2«S •SCS’SJ* 1 ’ 

•ceid^ • * 2 ot *® r »”«”• cooing out against the 

. * or and independence of to colonial 

peoples and for science to he used exclusively in ♦h - 1 

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■ - ***• lateraatiooal L©nia Peace Prise Committee, 

through Chairman Skobeltayn* In announcing the prise 
Vinners, stated concerning DuBoim that he "is passionately 
and consistently exposing the imperialist policy of the 
United States and other powers, coming out against the 
•cold war , 1 for freedom and independence of the colonial 
peoples and for science to he used exclusively in the 
interests of progress and higher living standards for the 
peoples." 



Sincerely yours. 


NOTE ON YELLOW: 


Subject on Security Index. He is American Negro 
author and lecturer who was awarded one of the 1959 Lenin 
Prizes by the Soviet Government. 

H has advised he learned that DuBois and wi le were to 
“visit Washington 9-24-59 to attend a reception at the Soviet 
Embassy for Premier Khrushchev. Possibility exists that 
award of the Lenin Peace Prize will be publicly made 
to DuHis at this function. DuBois has been described as a 
concealed communist, has been associated with 29 communist 

front *--- 

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disclosed that f /20/54 > P^e 3 , column 1 - 2 , 

School of Social Scienrl^ “ instructor at the Jefferson ’ 

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DIRECTOR, FBI( 100-99729) DATE: 10/27/59 



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The subject was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize 
along with NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV in May, 1959* while visiting in 
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The referenced Bulet advised that the Bu is 
interested in the plans of the CP to capitalize on the 
presentation of the Lenin Peace Prize to Dr. DU BOIS and set 
forth instructions to advised the Bu .in advance , of the CP’s 
plans in this regard. 


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CONFIUtHTIAX 


100-99729 


CONFIO^ 1 


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Date/ 


October 29, 1959 


Prom: 


John. Sdgar Hoover , Director 


Subject i KILL I AH £. B. DuBOIS 
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The October 11, 1959, tsaue of The Worker H contains 
on article indicating that Dr. DuBois was made an honorary member 
of the Hungarian Academy of Science. The article does not 
indicate the date, but states that Tibor Zabor, Charge (fSg.ffaires 
of the Legation of the Hungarian People's Republtc, \ 

award to I)r . BuTois at the headquarters of the Hungarian c ' 
Delegation to the United Nations. & cj 

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Any further information concerning the presentation 
of the Lenin Peace Prtte to Dr • Dufiots will be pror&tty furnished 
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: BISECTOR, FBI l/,_ DATE: ///* 


FROM : SAC, CHICAGO 


StJBJBCt: CHICAGO COUNCIL OF AMERICAN- 

SOVIET FRIENDSHIP 
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ALI» INFORMATION CONTAINED 
liEREIN IS UNCLASSIFIED- ✓ 
except WHERE SHOWN 
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Enclosed herewith are 6 copies of a letterhead 


on of Lenin Peace Prise to 
Dr. W.E.B. DU BOIS) 


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CHICAGO COUNCIL OF AMERICAN- 

SOVIET FRIENDSHIP 

AFRO-AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION 


November 12, 195 SMHmHB who has furnished 
reliable information in the past, Advised that the Chicago 
Council of American-Soviet Friendship (CCASF) and the Afro- 
American Heritage Association {AAHA) co-sponsored a function 
of the 42nd Anniversary' of the Russian Revolution an 
the 28th Anniversary of the founding of diplomatic relations 
between the United States and the U.S.S.R., said function 
being held on November lip 1959* -at 32 West Randolph Street, 
Chicago, Illinois. Source advised that the if Satured speakers 
at this function were Dr. W.E.B. DuBois and Mitrofan P. 
Fedorin, a Soviet Official from the U.S.S.R. Embassy. 


Concerning the speec hes mad® by the above mentioned 
.s at this functions, vised that the 
.he address by DrJL^^^wBois was ” Co— existence, 
m, and Peace”. iflHHH^dvised that Dr. W.E.B. 

*ke on a recent world tc ur he had taken which had 
V ° *° the » visit to China, 


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Co-sponsored by v the Chicago Council of iBoric&n-Sovitt 
Friendship (CCASF) and the Afro-American Heritage Association 
(AAHA) , in honor of the 42nd Anniversary of the Bussian 
Revolution and the 26th Anniversary of the founding of 
diplomatic relations between the United States and the 
U.S.S.R. This function was held on November 11, 1959 at 
32 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois. The featured 
speakers at this function were Dr. W.E.B. DU BO IS who spoke 
on the subject "Co-Existence, Colonialism, and Peace**, and 
MITROFAN P. FEDORIN, a first secretary of the USSR Embassy, 
Washington, D.C. 




CHICAGO COUNCIL OP AUBI GAN- 
SOVIET FRIENDSHIP 

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where he was feted by top Government Leaders on the occasion 
of his 91st birthday. DuBoia in his speech, noted that his 
trip to China «f recent date, was the first trip he had 

8 £ nc 2 1936 - He Slid that on this recent 
trip he was within the borders of China for 9 weeks and that 
everything he saw in that country fills hin with admiration 
for the Chinese people. DuBois claimed that the Chinese 
people, under the Chinese People's Eepublie, have made 
tremendous strides. He claimed that the industrialization 
of various industries and plants in China has brought, 

fT. a l?I? Spe I ity to ? he G* 1111 ® 8 ® people. He said that the Chinese, 
or8 ? ni f in K their industry , have also tremendously 
organized their schools. He stated that children in China 
and also in Russia, come first. He noted that children in 
China are not permitted to become a degenerate group. He 
also stated that they were not permitted to become subject 

ih. a «^f’!^ t w c i decadent H ® “aid this pertains to children in 

the Soviet^ Union p-. as- ia .Chfe&Jfcai infancy on. He noted 
that the discipline et the children in the school, particularly 

? ot hindered by religious teaching, is such that 
the children’s actions are closely controlled and they are 
not permitted to do as they please, such as they are in the 
United States. DuBois stated that in spite of this closely 
controlled discipline taught in the schools and the homes in 
China, the Chinese children appear to be very contented. 

According to DuBois, the excellent school systems that China 
and Russia have developed under the Socialist System are 
such that they outstrip both Western Europe and the United 
States in their current teachings 

on a hea! . C °“ ented 
compared it to the health program which England had adopted 
and where he stated the Tories tried to do away with it but 
were prevented from doing so by the people. DuBois also 
claimed that the Chinese people because of their present 
form of Government,; are. advanced in their freedom and 
liberties. He stated that all the Chinese people look 
forward with confidence to the future. DuBois noted that 
the Chinese people are giving their Government wonderful 
cooperation. Itaring his speech, DuBois referred to Dr. 

Sun Yat Sen as the great liberator of China. During his 


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^over, thr^it“d smef problea3 « 

Or. Sun Tat Sen turned to Eussia L? J%i P *2? ^consequently, 
-that the Suasions sent f h fi p * 1)113018 stated 

?fcn_Tat Sen and that th£ j£ taJL?LFS! t £Sf °f Dr * 

• OoKnunlsn and Soelallnn in OiIm it!! 1 **^*®.**^* beginning of 
to DuBois, with the he Id at bJmi. ®S* ean Yat Sen, according 
Western Colonial £Lt2~ out ot China, the 

concluded by noting that China B( ece War Lords. -OuBois 

history. So stated iSlfJ Si“^s\\?^??', i V ha ;* inK 
no long as the United States ie»<M.i.*r£f cle if? d and that 
the united States, ft stated S»f Chin a sill ignore 

Bussla and other Socialist Peonies™ pr ?“* nt tine, Soviet 

help China. He concluded bv aavie^Ti,^** 0nl ? OBe “ who will 
*he world, who are under tS !I? r J7 h * re ln 

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0iina and Russia. was one of friendship and peace. She stated 
w tosb&nd , Dr. DaBois, had travelled in excess 
of 7,000 piles within China. She said that her eyes were 
opened by this trip and that she and her husband found Chinese 
people to be the most friendly people in the world. She 
also stated that Chinese people they had met could not do 
enough for them. She noted that her husband had been 
received by the heads of the Chinese Government at a reception 
held for him in Peking, China, in honor of his 91st birthday 
She stated that at -this reception, both she and her husband 
received a tremendous ovation. Concerning the role of women 
in China, Shirley Graham stated the Chinese women have a very 
important role in China. She ^stated as an example of their 
importance, that the Minister of Health in China is a woman 
as is the Minister of Justice. Shirley Graham stated to 
the audience that American women, in order to compete with their 
Chinese equivalent, maist get together and work for peace and 
friendship and freedom and liberty. She said that women 
in the United States must also get into politics and start 
a real political program for women. She stated that in order 
to do thlsj women will have to start in the home. According to 
source, Shirley Graham received the greatest ovation when 
she spoke of the organization of women in the United States 
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... _ . * xea tnat it was too bad that formal presentation 
?Q*Q hi ^® nin p * ace ***** could not be ude at this November 11? 

He st ?J ed that he SVessod the Council would 
have to wait for another opportunity . 

In addition to the information concerning the 
■eeting^set^out above, it is to be noted that the following 
is set forth concerning the individuals ■entionedf^^,* 

W.E.B. DuBois 

1949 Pft^T h9 f3? ^k0^ ^ ,, * llinois edition, issue of February 13, 

£°^ u ® m 1 > Magazine Section, carried an article 
entitled Dr. DuBois Sees Africans on March to Liberation". 

W#B#B * 1X15018 * 8 Vice-Chairman of the 

Council on African Affairs. 


newspaper . 


"The Worker" is an E&st Cbast Communist weekly 


on African Affairs is an organization 
which has been designated by the Attorney General of the 
united States pursuant to Executive Order 10450. 

in *** lurnlshe d reliable informatio 

in the past, on aepiemBer“21, 1951, furnished a letter of the 
American Peace Crusade (APC) which identified Dr WEB 
as a National Director of the APC. enxiIlea "• ^Bois 


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; so advised that when Dr. DuBois was 
introduced he was introduced as a fearless leader for peace 
Source stated that no mention was made concerning the generally 
known fact that Dr. w w n n.,^ D — - ^ient of an ^ 


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EDWIN GORDON FOX, 7147 Jeffrey Avenue, Chicago, 
Illinois (now deceased), made available in January, 1954, the 
ft First Annual Report CCASF", an undated publication which stated 
that the Chicago Council of American-Soviet Friendship (CCASF) 
was Incorporated in July, 1943* This document stated, ,T The 
Councils affiliation with the National Council of American- 
Soviet Friendship was validated August 11 (1943). The present 
name was adopted to conform to standard national practice. It 
should be noted, however, that the Chicago Council is entirely 
autonomous; the government of its affairs rests exclusively in 
the hands of its Chicago Executive Board. " 

A source advised on June 20, 1956, that at an Execu- 
tive Committee meeting of the CCASF, an officer of the organiza- 
tion stated that the aims of the Council were peaceful co- 
existence and friendship with the USSR. 

A second source advised on May 11, 1959, that the 
CCASF continues to use its facilities for the purpose of pro- 
pagandizing for international peace and cultural exchange with 
the USSR. This source advised that even though the CCASF^ claims 
to be autonomous, leaders of the group are frequently in contact 
with, and its program closely follows that of, the National 
Council of American-Soviet Friendship. 

The National Council of American-Soviet Friendship has 
been designated by the Attorney General of the United States 
pursuant to Executive Order # 10450. 

This memorandum is loaned to you by the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation and neither it nor its contents axe to be 
distributed outside the agency to which loaned. 








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SAC, NEW YORK 


PMSEmATI01^«F_X^I^ PEACE PRIZE TO 
DR* W. E. Br DU BOIS ' 

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to h G in ^ r ^ c ^sS l ^^r^^7^^59^^idorpIans for ^presentation 
to be made in San Francisco during the last week' in November. ^ 

Information has been recently received bv thp 

S»t h h^ iCate ? tha ^ the su bJect *s tour^has°been oomplet 
tnac he has returned to NY. [jj * 

that - mrrr^i date ^ no information has been received indicating 
that a formal presentation of the Lenin Peace Prize (LPP) has S 

™ a< ? e t0 DU ™ IS * No additional information has been received 

LPP^tc> n Dlj e B0IS a formal Presentation of the 

nrr to nu BOIS. No additional information has been receivpri 

concerning any future plans of the CP, to caoitalilS on the 
presentation of the LPP to DU BOIS. S ‘ 


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Re: Chicago Council of American- 

Soviet Friendship, Afro-American 
Heritage Association 

internal Security - C naciM 



Hsinhua News Agency press releases of February 23, 
1959* revealed, under Peking date, February 22, 1959, 
that Premier Chou En-Lai had received Du Bois and his wife 
that evening, and had given a dinner for them. According 
to this article, Du Bois and his wife were members of the 
World Peace Council, (WPC). 

This- document- -<i contains neither recommendations nor 
conclusions of any kind. It is the property of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation, and is a loan to your agency; it 

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